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SEA Games Action Kicks Off With Men's Football And Netball

Last update: 13/08/2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 13 (Bernama) -- The action in the 29th SEA Games kicks off tomorrow ahead of the official 12 day biennial sports extravaganza with the men's football and netball competitions.

In advance of the Aug 19 Games opening, the tough tussle for the coveted men's football gold opens with Myanmar taking on Singapore in a Group A match at the Selayang Stadium at 4pm followed by a similar group clash between host Malaysia and Brunei at 8.45pm over at the Shah Alam Stadium.

National coach Datuk Ong Kim Swee, who announced his 20 players yesterday, has asked fans to turn up in full force to support the young Under-22 team which must first clinch the top two spots in the group to advance into the semifinals.

Games defending champions Thailand share Group B with Vietnam, Indonesia, Cambodia, Timor Leste and the Philippines.

The netball competition, a gold medal prospect for Malaysia, gets underway at the Juara Stadium in Bukit Kiara. The host, which emerged Asian champions last year, step into the arena against Thailand in the preliminary round while Brunei meet Singapore in the other match of the day.....